The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has named the 2020 recipients of its Stewardship and Service awards.
David Bell of Logan County received the Stewardship Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the sustainable agriculture community, and Alan Sundermeier of Wood County received the Service Award, which recognizes extraordinary service in support of sustainable agriculture.Â The announcements were made February 14-15 in Dayton as part of OEFFAâ€™s 41st annual conference, â€œA Climate for Change.â€�
2020 Stewardship Award Winner â€¨David Bell started a farming business with his brother Kevin in 1968, and has owned and operated Paul Bell & Sons, a 450 acre organic farm near Bellefontaine with his brother since 1972. He raises organic corn, beans, wheat, hay, oats, spelt, and beef. He started using organic practices in 1978 and has been certified organic since 1988.
A life-long Logan County resident, Bell was part of the familyâ€™s dairy farm business from a young age, until the dairy operation ended in 1998.… Continue reading